Photo Copyright: Mary Shipman
Here we all are for another week. Today we’ve gathered in a virtual small shop. Our hostess of four years this month is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Mary Shipman. Thanks, Mary.
To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Horror Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE ORIENTAL ODDITY SHOP by P.S. Joshi
On Elm Street in Wickton is a diminutive shop. Printed on a sign over the door is “Mr. Chang’s Oriental Oddity Shop”. To the ordinary person, it’s just that. To his special clients, it’s much more.
A stranger enters and hands him a card.
“Ah, yes. I have just what you need.” Chang reaches under the counter. “It is an ancient powder, guaranteed. Instructions are on the bottle label.”
Next, an old client appears. “You said this would work. It came again, bleeding from the mouth.”
“Ah,” Mr. Chang sighs, “I saw a similar case over two hundred years ago.”